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to the disturbances caused by this war, and the pillage of the
countryside, the citizens of that town deserted and migrated to
other places (which offered them security). As a consequence
of this, the village fell into ruin.
Kaifiyat of Bommcmardm, L. R. 17, pp. 142-3.
83.   KAYUTALA. SIMA DURING THE REIGN OF
SALUVA NARASLMHA.
After the rule of the Yadavarayas,* this district was very
much harassed by the palaigars. Saluva Narasingaraya then
assumed the reins of government and put down the power of
the palaigars. As the villages around Kavutala were situated
far from one another, he established the following villages so
that they might stand close to one another.
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The villages which were thus established were constituted
into a division called the samut of Kavutalam after the oldest
village in the group. The reign of Saluva Narasingaraya lasted
from S. S. Ii03 to . S. 1423. f As the country was not as
properly governed as before, the people deserted their homes,
and migrated to Manuve slma on the other bank of the
Tungabhadra which then belonged to the Moghuls. J
Kaifiyat of Zdavani, L. R. 40, pp. 338-9.
84.    PURUSOTTAMA GAJAPATL
SUMMARY.
Then Purusottama was anointed as the king in his southern
camp on the banks of the Krsna. When he returned to Kataka
(the capital) his 18 brothers who were born in lawfiil wedlock
objected to his accession as king. He declared that he wad
God's choice. They proposed to test the statement by jointly
beating him with a savali. He withstood the test. According
to their pledge they retired from the cotlntry surrendering
the kingdom to Purusottama.
* The Yadavarayas -were a family of shepherds -who held sway over Xdavani during
the mle of the Sangama kings.
t The dates are not accurate,
% By Moghuls the writer of the Kaifiyat means the Mussalmans of